Urban Forestry Commission

Northampton's seven member Urban Forestry Commission, which includes the City's Tree Warden, works to grow and protect the City's public shade tree canopy


The Commission meets on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of every month, 4:30-6:00 pm. Each meeting begins with a public comment period and public input and volunteer support are welcome!

Minutes and Agendas


  • Marilyn Castriotta
    Term expires June 2022
  • Robert Postel
    Term expires June 2021
  • Molly Hale
    Term expires June 2024
  • Susan Lofthouse
    Term expires June 2024
  • David Lukens
    Term expires June 2022
  • Jennifer Werner
    Term expires June 2024
  • Richard Parasiliti, Jr., Tree Warden
    Ex Officio Chair


Please email Rich Parasiliti with any questions.

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Contact Us

  1. Richard C. Parasiliti, Jr.

    Tree Warden
    ISA Certified Arborist
    Municipal Specialist #NE-7031A

    Department of Public Works

    125 Locust Street
    Northampton, MA 01060

    413-587-1570 Phone
    413-587-1576 Fax

    Email the Tree Warden


    Monday - Friday
    7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
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